Josh Jackson LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 28: Josh Jackson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates after a basket in the Kansas 79-73 win over the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena on January 28, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Two Kansas Jayhawks basketball stars are at the center of a vandalism investigation that occurred back in December. The Lawrence (KS) police department has named these players as persons of interest according to the Kansas City Star.

Josh Jackson (pictured above) and Lagerald Vick are the two players that are being tabbed at the moment as persons of interest. The two are current stars of the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks led by head coach Bill Self.

The incident involved a vehicle outside of a bar on December 9th and was seen by multiple witnesses. The vandalism that occurred on the vehicle is reportedly close to $3,000 in value.

This was the information gathered by the Kansas City Star about the current investigation:

“Police were called to a parking lot near the Yacht Club on Wisconsin Street just before 2 a.m., according to the report. Officers spoke with the victim, who is the same female student a KU investigation found Vick likely hit in the arm multiple times and kicked in the face in late 2015. A phone number for that student has been disconnected and an attorney for the family has not returned multiple phone calls for comment.

Lawrence police have not named suspects in the vandalism. Officers are still investigating, and continue to add information to the initial report, even as late as Wednesday. Police only released the first page of the report.”

When the KC Star asked for a comment by the university, KU associate athletic director for public affairs Jim Marchiony responded, “We are aware of the incident and we are aware of the investigation.”

Vick had already been in the news for the wrong reasons, as the KC Star reported earlier this week that a University of Kansas investigation concluded he likely hit a female multiple times in 2015:

A University of Kansas investigation found that a men’s basketball player likely hit a female student multiple times in late 2015 and recommended two years of school probation.

According to information obtained by The Star, sophomore Lagerald Vick was accused of punching the student in the arm more than once and kicking her in the face. The university’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access investigated from late December 2015 into January 2016 and determined Vick likely committed domestic violence.

As for Jackson, the 19-year-old freshman is the Jayhawks’ second-leading scorer at 16.0 points per game, and has been considered a potential top-five pick in the NBA Draft.

[Kansas City Star]

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